08-25-2012, 10:14 AM
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Irondequoit, NY
BMW Center Stand Install Notes
Just completed the install of the BMW Center Stand. I can't speak to ground clearance as I currently have a flat, which prompted me to finally get this installed!
The fit is very good, the finish not as much, as others have noted.
Tool used for spring pull: $6.99 harbor freight "Headlight/Brake Spring Hook"
Headlight/Brake Spring Hook
Pittsburgh - item#95757
Pasted from <http://www.harborfreight.com/spring-hook-95757.html>
- A lift (shown in the install guide) was not needed to complete the install.
- The easiest way to hook the spring is with the stand in the up position.
- The BMW hook tool is straight, the harbor freight tool has a slight bend but worked fine.
- Someone in this thread (Bucko) mentioned the paint wore off and I am also seeing that already. I am thinking about trying some Gaffer (Any photography store will have this, like B&H) tape (which does not leave a residue on removal) around the part that touches ground to save it from abrasion.
No cool guy, I don't want to race your dually... quit clogging my mirrors!